12.21.2008

Best 20 Albums of 2008: #8 hitide.lotide - The Forest

20 Beck - Modern Guilt
Recommended Tracks: Gamma Ray, Modern Guilt,
19 Oxford Collapse - Bits
Recommended Tracks: The Birthday Wars, Young Love Delivers, For The Winter Coats
18 As Tall As Lions - Into the Flood EP
Recommended Tracks: Into the Flood, Blacked Out, Breakers
17 Ratatat - LP3
Recommended Tracks: Falcon Jab, Mi Viejo, Shempi
16 Brazilian Girls - New York City
Recommended Tracks: St. Petersburg, L'interprete, Good Time
15 Kings of Leon - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Use Somebody, Closer, Be Somebody
14 Fleet Foxes - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, He Doesn't Know Why, Your Protector
13 F@!k Buttons - Street Horrrsing EP
Recommended Tracks: Sweet Love for Planet Earth, Bright Tomorrow, Colours Move
12 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Recommended Tracks: Lost?, Violet Hill
11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Recommended Tracks: Weather to Fly, On a Day Like This, Friends of Ours
10 Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
Recommended Tracks: Bye Bye Bye, A Good Friend, À L'orée Des Bois, Mercy
9 Sigur Ros - Með suð I eyrum við spilum endalaust
Recommended Tracks: Gobbledigook, Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

8 hitide.lotide - The Forest
Recommended Tracks: The Owl, The Tortoise, The Loon, The Hare


Hitide.lotide is a band headed up by Nate Gruber, a friend of my brother. He's a mean broomball player and a good songwriter. This is music in the vein of Sufjan without the multi-instrumentalism and with a choir at choice parts of songs. This is a Milwaukee/Eau Claire band that you don't want to miss out on. At their CD release show, the band/choir/performance artists dressed up as different characters from the forest. There was even a teenage mutant ninja turtle there that evening. A video using many of the shots from the evening and one of the opening songs from the album can be found here.


http://vimeo.com/1601806
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPgVKRPME84&feature=channel_page

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